Herd-level Coxiella burnetii seroprevalence was not associated with herd-level breeding performance in Czech dairy herds.

@article{Literk1998HerdlevelCB,
  title={Herd-level Coxiella burnetii seroprevalence was not associated with herd-level breeding performance in Czech dairy herds.},
  author={Ivan Liter{\'a}k and Laura P. Kroupa},
  journal={Preventive veterinary medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={33 1-4},
  pages={261-5}
}
Q fever was studied on a large agricultural farm in northern Moravia, Czech Republic. Antibodies to Coxiella burnetii were ascertained by a complement fixation test. Titre of 8 or higher was considered as positive. The seroprevalences in cows (each cow was examined only once immediately after drying-off during a one-year period) from 14 different herds was between 4 to 19%. No significant correlation between seroprevalence levels and fertility characteristics in the cow herds was found. Of a… CONTINUE READING